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Sunday Gathering

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us!

We gather in person every Sunday at Central Park Place. We would love for you to join us.
All events held in the Mackinaw Ballroom in Central Park Place (421 Columbus Ave., GH)

Sunday’s Schedule:

9am Pre-Talk: 
Meet the morning’s teacher in a small group setting for an open discussion of the morning’s theme
10am Gathering:
Welcome, readings, meditation from a community member, teaching, and music
11am Talk Back: 
A chance to share questions, comments and stories related to the morning gathering
C3 Kids: 
Each week we provide a safe and welcoming environment for kids starting at 10am. If you are looking for a Sunday morning experience for your kids that includes C3 Values, creative activities, toys, books, games and outdoor fun (when weather permits), we are here to make it happen! Miss Mary is happy to be spending time with your kids!

Sunday’s Program and Reading

Sunday, April 21, 2024


We Have Questions: How can we cultivate a deeper connection with nature and each other to foster joy, renewal, and wisdom in these challenging times?

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Teacher: Tanya Cabala is a lifelong resident of Muskegon County, earned a BS at GVSU, started a concerned citizen group to focus on cleaning up pollution, was hired in 1991 as Michigan director of the Lake Michigan Federation, helped launch local advisory groups for White Lake and Muskegon Lake, then both toxic hotspots. She has served in several civic roles in Whitehall, and ran for state representative in 2018. Now she is the Lakeshore Outreach Organizer for WMEAC (West Michigan Environmental Action Council).

Musician: Michelle Held, a stalwart in the contemporary folk music scene in Detroit for over a decade, has earned Honorable Mentions in the past three Telluride Troubadour Contests. She released her debut single “The World Moves On” last November. Tom Paxton says of Michelle: “Two years ago, I told Michelle that I thought she had the gift. I am changing ‘thought’ to ‘know.’”

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Music: Michelle Held

Gathering Host: Chrys Moelter-Gray

Music: Michelle Held

Meditation: Rod Van Abbema

Moment of Silence

Reading/Teaching: Tanya Cabala


I want to stand by the river in my finest dress. I want to sing, strong and hard, and stomp my feet with a hundred others so that the waters hum with our happiness. I want to dance for the renewal of the world. We Americans are reluctant to learn a foreign language of our own species, let alone another species. But imagine the possibilities. Imagine the access we would have to different perspectives, the things we might see through other eyes, the wisdom that surrounds us. We don’t have to figure out everything by ourselves: there are intelligences other than our own, teachers all around us. Imagine how much less lonely the world would be.

Even a wounded world is feeding us. Even a wounded world holds us, giving us moments of wonder and joy. I choose joy over despair. Not because I have my head in the sand, but because joy is what the earth gives me daily and I must return the gift. Robin Wall Kimmerer, excerpts from Braiding Sweetgrass:

Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of


Music: Michelle Held

Gathering Host: Chrysteen Moelter-Gray

Music: Michelle Held


Talk Back
Small Bites and Coffee Served after Gathering
Talk Back
Talk Back


April 21
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


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Central Park Place, Mackinaw Ballroom
421 Columbus Ave
Grand Haven, MI 49417 United States
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(616) 842-1985
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